After teasing us on Twitter and offering some behind the scenes footage that made us all swoon, Olly Murs has finally released the video for his latest single “Dear Darlin’.” Hooray!
The video is all about Olly and his girlfriend moving into their new apartment when sadly the relationship goes south. Relationships are all about communication and in the video the two try to do just that by communicating their feelings through a letter but neither can find the right words. While on a stroll, his girlfriend reads lyrics like: “I miss you” and “These arms our yours to hold,” written in various places when she thinks up exactly what to say. Who wouldn’t be inspired by messages like that?
The video is amazing and does not fall short in brooding, pensive shots of the dashing 29-year-old who dons his famous suspenders and jean jacket throughout the video. Just remember to breath while watching it.
Missed our live stream with Olly Murs? Watch him teach ANDPOP’s Simon Mohos how to kick it like a pro HERE!
From the minute the video starts, Olly has us swooning as he slowly walks up to the camera, guitar in hand and begins singing his latest single “Dear Darlin’.” Olly, why you gotta tease us like that?
In this behind the scenes video, Olly gives fans a look into his latest music video. We see a lot of footage of the Brit doing his best brooding look for the cameras and punching walls as he goes through a bit of a tiff with his love interest. He also offers some insight into the meaning of the song and how it’s all about sending letters to someone you miss and want back in your life. He describes the video as “sad, lonely and dark.” Aw, Olly! If you’re sad, we are more than happy to offer you a big old hug.
The video looks amazing and I know I speak for the entire #MURSARMY when I say that we can’t wait to see the video in its entirety.
Remember when ANDPOP got the chance to hang out with Olly Murs? You can watch that magical time in its entirety HERE.
Make sure to bookmark this page OR subscribe to us on YouTube so you can catch the interview go down on Thursday May 2nd, 2013. We’ll be going live at 4:30 p.m. EST. Watch as Simon gets Olly Murs to kick the good ol’ soccer ball (or football depending what corner of the world you live in) around with a couple of his Canadian fans!
Make sure to tweet @ANDPOP your questions, comments or love messages with the hashtag #OllyOnANDPOP. We may just read them to Olly!
TUNE IN ON THURSDAY MAY 2ND, 2013 AT 4:30 P.M. EST. WATCH IT LIVE HERE:
Didn’t win the contest but still want to kick it with Olly Murs? Well, here’s your chance!
Our livestream will take place at Toronto’s Soccerworld (176 Cherry Street, look for the big bubble at the back near the water) on Thursday May 2nd, 2013 and will run from 4:30 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. Check out the Facebook event HERE. Everyone is invited to join us but be warned: space is limited!
Here’s how YOU can get in:
1. e-mail us at email@example.com with the subject “Olly Murs Livestream RSVP”
2. Give us your name and how many people will be coming with you.
We’ll e-mail attendees afterwards to confirm.
If you can’t make it out, make sure to keep an eye on ANDPOP.com or our youtube account for the livestream. You can also send us your questions, comments and love messages for Olly through Facebook or Twitter. Make sure to use the hashtag #OllyOnANDPOP so we can find your messages!
Hope to see you all soon!
With our upcoming livestream , we can’t help but to be a little bit Olly Murs obsessed. Obviously, we have different Olly songs on the ready to fit our many moods. Just in case you can’t decide which one of his tracks to play today, we created this helpful chart to point you in the right direction—but since it’s Olly, how could you go wrong?
JUST A REMINDER: We are kicking it with Olly Murs on May 2nd and want you to there! Click here for more information.
The one and only Olly Murs will be kicking it with our host Simon Mohos for an exclusive ANDPOP livestream interview and WE WANT YOU THERE!
The interview will go down at Toronto’s Soccerworld (176 Cherry Street, look for the big bubble at the back near the water) on Thursday May 2nd, 2013 and will run from 4:30 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. Everyone is welcomed to join (be warned: space is limited! Here’s how to RSVP). Check out the Facebook event HERE.
We’ll also be giving THREE fans and their friends the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to compete against Olly Murs in a soccer skills competition.
We’ll be hosting contests on FACEBOOK, INSTAGRAM and TWITTER where we’ll pick ONE WINNER from each social media platform. Each winner will be be able to bring one friend to compete against Olly (more details below).
If you can’t join us in Toronto, make sure to stay tuned to our YouTube page where we’ll be hosting the livestream. You can also send us your questions via Youtube, Facebook and Twitter during the event. Make sure to include the hashtag #OllyOnANDPOP in your questions/comments/love messages.
For those hoping to win the chance to face off against Olly Murs, here’s how to enter:
Want to see Olly Murs live in Toronto? Here’s your chance to win TWO TICKETS to see the British singer live on May 1 at Toronto’s The Phoenix Concert Theatre before tickets go on sale!
Here’s how to enter:
1. Follow @andpop on instagram
2. Re-gram the photo above
3. Make sure to tag us @andpop so we know you’ve entered
It’s that easy!
You have until Thursday March 14th at 12:00 pm EST to enter. We will contact the winner the day of.
*Contest only open to residents of Canada, excluding Québec. We will not be providing transportation.*
Read our Q&A with Olly Murs HERE.
UPDATE: ENTER TO WIN TWO PAIRS OF TICKETS TO SEE OLLY MURS LIVE IN TORONTO ON MAY 1ST. SEE CONTEST DETAILS HERE!
I’m crouched in an office, mid-morning, with my cellphone cradled between my arm and shoulder talking to Olly Murs about the CIA-drama Homeland. The UK singer and X-Factor runner-up, who’s making his North American debut this April, says he often throws the show on to help him relax before gigs — tonight he’s taking Nottingham.
“I’ve never seen Homeland,” I tell him.
“It’s soo good, you should watch it!” he raves.
I ask him what he loves about it but I’m met with an awkward lapse of silence. Before I mistake it for apathy on his part I realize the call was dropped.
I silently curse the Canadian blizzard raging outside my window (with no regard for my cell service) and wait for him to call back. FOR THE SECOND TIME. So far, our 10-minute call has been interrupted twice by poor weather, and he’s been nothing but kind about it.
“It’s okay, I completely understand!” he keeps saying.
Olly’s got a soft spot for Canada because Toronto was his first pit stop when he opened for One Direction during their “Up All Night Tour.” The guys were pretty busy most of the time so pranking was kept to a minimum, though there was that time Niall surprised him by doing his soundcheck.
It seems like there are amazing new cover artists appearing everyday. Thank you youtube for letting all these amazing talents put their work online to share with us. Nicki Wissel’s cover of Olly Mur’s “Troublemaker” is so soulful and you really see him get into the song. This guy’s voice is insane. I also love the backdrop, the laundry room makes the cover seem even more stripped down and basic.
Nicki Wissel has covers of other songs like King Of Leon’s “Sex On Fire,” Ron Pope’s “A Drop in the Ocean,” and David Guetta’s “Titanium.” He’s also German! He even has a few original songs up on his youtube channel (in German). Can we expect an EP? I hope so! Whats better than acoustic cover artists? Yep. Foreign cover artists. Did I mention he also tried out for X Factor?
I’m slightly obsessed now.
Watch the cover below
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Victoria Abraham defines one up and coming artist each week so you can impress your friends with your musical brilliance. This week, she tackles Olly Murs,a reggae pop artist from England, that’s currently opening for One Direction on their North American tour.
Mr. Murs is yet another example of how the British are dominating North American airwaves. His career took off when he finished as the runner-up on the sixth season of The X Factor in 2009. Now he’s working on his third album, which will be released in November 2012.
Origins: Essex, England
Real name: Oliver Stanley Murs
Known for: He is known for a cheeky persona and energetic live shows.
Used in a sentence: “Olly Murs’ Catholic schoolboy appearance makes the reggae and ska influences in his music pleasantly surprising.”
File next to: Will Young, Robbie Williams
Download now: “Heart Skips a Beat” (This version features Chiddy Bang)
Notable lyrics: Read more…
There are a few benefits of being the opening act on One Direction’s sold out North American tour, like Olly Murs. As if it’s not cool enough that the fellow Brit and X Factor alum is stealing the hearts of 1D’s INSANE fan base, he got to have a backstage, impromptu jam sesh with cutie Niall Horan.
Our heart was already exploding for his a capella version of “Heart Skips A Beat” but then the camera panned to Niall Horan with a guitar. Sitting on a toilet.
“Heart Skips A Beat” is Murs’ debut single and he doesn’t need any help from 1D to convince us he’s talented. The guys filmed the performance backstage at a recent gig in Toronto and posted it online later.
Watch it here: